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Funding Officer (Community Development) - Battersea, London

Gesundheit & Wohlbefinden
Wirtschaft & Fundraising
Dienstort London
Dienstverhältnis Vollzeit
Veröffentlicht am 13.03.2024

Enable Leisure and Culture

Funding Officer (Community Development) – Battersea, London

About Us

Enable is a charity dedicated to improving people’s wellbeing and strengthening local communities. Core to our work is the development of strong working relationships with councils, charities and other organisations to deliver, health leisure and community services and events that enrich people’s lives.


  • Flexible working hours & a hybrid working environment
  • 30 days of annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays), 3 additional free days off at Christmas
  • Life Insurance
  • Reward Schemes (RewardHub Membership, wellbeing budgets and cycle to work)
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing Perks (Yoga, activities, massages, monthly talks)
  • Free Gym Membership
  • Free breakfasts/snacks
  • When in the office, we enjoy a well-stocked fridge and food cupboards, and a variety of social activities

Reports to: Senior Community Development Manager

Based: Battersea Park

Salary: £33,390 per year

Contract: Permanent, Full Time

Role Overview

  • The Community Development department deliver a range of programmes to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.
  • This exciting post will work both internally across Enable and externally within our communities to raise funds to support our programmes.
  • The postholder will be responsible for writing bids/tenders and supporting colleagues and communities to develop fundraising skills.
  • We are looking for someone who has experience of writing successful bids and bringing funding into community based projects.
  • You should be comfortable communicating with a wide range of partners, have strong organisational skills, and good problem-solving abilities.

Job Purpose

  • Lead on bid writing and applications for Community Development/across organisation, ensuring deadlines and reporting requirements are met.
  • Research future prospects from (but not limited to) trusts and foundations, corporates and statutory sources.
  • Develop workshops and trainings to support internal and external partners in funding issues.
  • Develop a collection of case studies and staff profiles to support grant applications. Work with Marketing and Communications team to draft press releases from case studies.
  • Understand procurement/commissioning and update teams with trends and priorities in community development, housing, social care and health.
  • Evaluate successful and unsuccessful bids and/or proposals, getting feedback from commissioners, with a view to improving future submissions.
  • Attend meetings and nurture relationships with commissioners at tender briefing and strategic and partnership forums as required.
  • Ability to research best practice and evidence bases for different interventions and translate into proposals for real world work
  • Working with the Senior Community Development manager to develop new funding initiatives within service/organisation strategic aims.
  • 1-2 years fundraising or relevant experience.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including meeting word limits, writing creatively and persuasively, and creating accurate and informative reports.
  • Strong organisation skills, including experience of managing time in order to meet targets and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build working and collaborative relationships with a diverse range of people.
  • Proven ability of numeracy and verbal skills, including presenting and basic budgeting.
  • Excellent research skills, which can be used to identify new funders, assess the external market, and understand our users’ needs.
  • Willingness to work independently using your own initiative and prioritise effectively whilst at the same time working as part of a team on common goals and shared projects.
  • Proficiency in MS applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Sharepoint Knowledge/experience and Salesforce.
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